It's August and we have six new book titles for the Plot Factory Discord server Book Nook. If we're not writing, we're usually reading! Remember, great writers are great readers! To join in, you can read as many of August's recommended titles as you like and jump into the Book Nook chat channel to tell us what you think. 

Here are August's picks:


  1. Ready Player One

    By Ernest Cline (Science Fiction)
    It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.
    Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
    For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.
    Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
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  2. The Last Wish (The Witcher)

    By Andrzej Sapkowski (Fantasy, Horror)
    Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin.
    Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
    But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
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  3. The Hunger Games

    By Suzanne Collins (YA, Dystopia)
    Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place.Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games.
    There is only one rule: kill or be killed.
    When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence.
    But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
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  4. Pride & Prejudice

    By Jane Austen (Romance, Drama, Classic) 
    Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.
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  5. A Cold Dark Place

    By Tony Anderson (Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Free)
    Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he's damn good at it.
    FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law.
    When Mallory starts asking questions, Alex is ordered to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex's life threaten to destroy them both--especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target.
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  6. The King's Justice

    By EM Powell (Historical Thriller)
    England, 1176. Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York.The case appears straightforward. A suspect is under lock and key in the local prison, and the angry villagers are demanding swift justice. But when more bodies are discovered, certainty turns to doubt—and amid the chaos it becomes clear that nobody is above suspicion.
    Facing growing unrest in the village and the fury of the lord of the manor, Stanton and Barling find themselves drawn into a mystery that defies logic, pursuing a killer who evades capture at every turn.
    Can they solve the riddle of who is preying upon the villagers? And can they do it without becoming prey themselves?
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*Please be aware - some of the titles we will recommend will be aimed at adults. It is up to you to regulate what you are reading and only consume content which is appropriate for you.